Casona de Barranco suffered from detachment of its walls due to humidity. | mincul
After a house built more than 100 years ago collapsed in the Barranco district, Mayor Jessica Vargas Gómez announced, through a statement, that they have decided to temporarily close access to the Bridge of Sighs, with the objective of safeguarding the integrity of those who transit through said area.
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The municipal authority reported that it has made immediate contact with the Ministry of Culture, the Metropolitan Lima Disaster Risk Management Department and the district police station in order to secure the area, stabilize the home, collect the rubble and provide security. .
“Access to the Bridge of Sighs has been closed to avoid any emergency after the collapse, which is why we request the understanding of residents and tourists,” the statement read.
The mayoress of Barranco announced that the Disaster Risk sub-management is coordinating with the competent agencies to assess the damage. | Municipality of Barranco
In addition, he reported that the Disaster Risk sub-management of the Barranquina commune is coordinating with the competent agencies to assess the damage caused to the house, which is 112 years old, due to a water leak.
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It was detailed that the Villareal park, the Montero Bernales bridge and the Oroya passage are the pedestrian accesses for the descent of baths and the beach circuit.
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In the early hours of this last Saturday, the collapse of a house occurred, located in the Zepita jirón, a house adjacent to the access to the Bridge of Sighs and the Bajada de Baños. The collapse was due to a breakdown in a water pipe, which caused humidity on the walls that ended up giving way.
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The damaged area of the property belongs to the Vega Posada family, it would be the kitchen area. The refrigerator and dining room table were also damaged.
The deputy manager of Disaster Risk Management of the Municipality of Barranco, Martín Celis, pointed out that the collapse happened at 4 in the morning and that he learned that the pipe break had been repaired, but the problem continued.
“We have 200 large houses identified, which are being permanently monitored and progressively supervised,” said the municipal official.
The Ministry of Culture reported that it coordinated with the corresponding authorities for the cleaning and stabilization of the building. | mincul
The Ministry of Culture confirmed that they have coordinated with the Urban Development Management of the Municipality of Barranco, with the Risk Sub-Management of the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima and with PROLIMA who supported the cleaning and stabilization of the building.
“For the moment, the damage is focused, but requires urgent work to stabilize the adobe structures and proceed with the reconstruction of the affected part,” the ministry reported through its Twitter account.
He explained that a specialist from the Ministry of Culture went to the house to assess the level of damage to the site declared as Cultural Heritage of the Nation on December 30, 1986.
“The specialist technicians will issue a report with the work that the owner(s) must carry out, and support and supervision will be provided during the process. The collapse would have apparently been caused by a water leak, ”he detailed.